The Other Caroline: Ancient Arts Holiday KAL Support Group

This year for the Holidays, Ancient Arts is doing a Knit-A-Long that’s a little bit different. Most knitters/crocheters/fibre artists have at some time (or all the time) decided that making home made gifts is the way to go. I think we’ve all been there, starting with a great idea and then losing the joy in … More The Other Caroline: Ancient Arts Holiday KAL Support Group

A Day in the Life of a Hand Dyer: or How I Kicked the Bucket!

A question I am often asked is “What is it like to be a hand dyer?” I think there can be a lot of mystery and mythos around hand dyeing as a career. Some see it as being very artsy, ethereal, and connected to a higher creative plane. Certainly one of my friends who finally … More A Day in the Life of a Hand Dyer: or How I Kicked the Bucket!

The Barb Brown: Inspiration – The Long and Short of It

Where does inspiration come from? For me, inspiration comes flying from just about anywhere, and shows up in various states of completion. Often it’s a medley of memories, colours, and history that all come together into one overall idea. Sometimes, I have no idea where it comes from! A great example of such a medley … More The Barb Brown: Inspiration – The Long and Short of It